Protesters march past the venue for the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa.
Popular protest is on the rise globally, particularly in places with deeply entrenched inequalities.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury was arrested on April 11 at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Sainsbury was due to return to Australia via London. Her suitcase contained 5.8kg…
Colombians marched in Bogota on April 1 against corruption, the FARC peace process and national politics in general.
It is vital for people to demand transparency, but when popular outrage is manipulated for political purposes, democracy suffers.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos with a high-level UN delegation, confirming the FARC disarmament process.
Colombia's FARC guerrillas have officially laid down their weapons. How will these former fighters fare in the group's transition from Marxist rebellion to political party?
There’s a reason he grows this crop.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
The world will be watching the country's courts.
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos prepares to sign a modified peace accord with FARC.
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An academic who has worked with the Colombian government says the path to peace was opened by improving quality of life for vulnerable populations.
Peace is for everyone – and so is justice.
Colombia's deal with the FARC means third parties implicated in international crimes could at last face justice.
Pride in Bogota.
EPA/Juan Jose Horta
Conflict resolution across the world frequently leaves LGBT citizens behind.
Author Gabriel García Márquez – the first Colombian to win a Nobel prize, for literature – also dreamed of peace.
From the yellow butterflies of his 'Hundred Years of Solitude' to his Nobel acceptance speech, author Gabriel García Márquez remains ever present in his country's peace process.
Colombians filled Bogota’s Plaza Bolivar on October 6 in support of the peace process with the FARC, derailed by an October 2 plebiscite.
Of many ways to make fundamental decisions in a constitutional democracy, Colombia and Great Britain chose the riskiest of all options: the plebiscite.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Scholars share their research with former combatants in Colombia, after a majority of Colombians voted against a peace deal. Can understanding reintegration help peace negotiations move forward?
It’s not all bad.
EPA/Mauricio Duenas Castaneda
The voters may have said no to the deal struck with the FARC, but Juan Manuel Santos and his fellow negotiators intend to keep going.
Juan Manuel Santos: changing how we think about peace.
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
Colombians march in the city of Cali to support the peace deal that was narrowly rejected in an October 2 plebiscite. The 50%-50% vote showed how polarized the country is.
Nobel Prize aside, Colombia continues to choose war over peace and uncertainty over resolution. Is it something ingrained in the national psyche, or the product of a tangled-up political process?
Polls and elections are considered vital democratic tools – but there’s more to true democracy.
There are several different ways to approach democracy. Polls, elections and referenda all feature, but they're not the only way to deepen democracy.
University students and supporters of the peace deal protest during a rally in Bogotá, Colombia.
Few Colombians who have been displaced by violence voted on the peace deal from abroad. An expert in conflict resolution explains why their voices must be part of the peace process.
Mistakes happen: a polling station in Cali, Colombia.
EPA/Christian Escobar Mora
A look through the ballot papers shows the declared result in Colombia's crucial vote is far from definitive.
Going about their business.
EPA/Christian Escobar Mora
Given their chance to ratify a deal to end a 60-year war, less than 40% of Colombians voted – and they threw it out.
On October 2, the Colombian people will decide the future of their country.
As Colombians head to the polls for the October 2 referendum to permanently end the country's civil war, everything from grief and hope to partisan politics will factor into their decision.